KEDUNGU BEACH - GREAT SURFING
This is the beach where it all began for us at Silversand Villa. The sand at Kedungu is original grey volcanic Bali sand and as the sun sets the light that's so characteristic for Bali dips the beach in a silver shimmer. Being touched by this effect gave us the idea for the name of our villa.
Early mornings and late afternoons are the best times to surf this stretch of Bali coastline. The beach breaks are suited to intermediates with softer peaks that are a good practice ground for beginners.This stretch of coastline doesn’t require very much swell to deliver good waves and is rarely visited by crowds.
When the waves get bigger we recommend heading to Canggu or just up the road to the long left point break of Medewi. Maybe you’ll stumble across some secret spots on your drive!
Tanah Lot is home to one of Bali’s holiest and most noteworthy temples. Perched on a rock the temple itself can only be accessed at low tide and plays host to many fascinating local ceremonies. A sunset photo opportunity at Tanah Lot is a must for Silversand Villa guests.
Nirwana Golf Club Bali* has the most amazing fairways along the coast with a view of Tanah Lot temple.
* Starting 31st of July 2017 the Nirwana Golf Club & Resort will be closed for modernisation. The reopening date under a new brand name is not confirmed yet.
WATER PARK, BOUNCE, BOWLING, FITNESS & KIDS CLUB - FINN'S RECREATION CLUB
A nice family outing is a day at Finn's Recreation Club in Canggu, only 30 min drive away. Exchange the privacy of Silversand Villa for a day at this club which features Splash Waterpark, Kid's Cubby Club, Bounce Trampoline Centre, Strike Bowling and several restaurants and bars. While the kids play adults can hit the fitness studio, tennis courts or be pampered at the spa. Get the best of two worlds on your stay, the luxury and comfort of your private villa and 5* recreation facilities in easy reach when you feel like it.
DINING & SHOPPING - SEMINYAK / CANGGU / BERAWA
In just 15 minutes you can be in the heart of Canggu, Echo Beach and Berawa for one of the best dining, spa visit and small boutique shopping experience on the island. This up and coming area is home to some of the hippest bars in Bali. Amongst our favorites spots are Old Man's in Echo Beach and Finn's at Pantai Berawa.If you are chasing the hustle and bustle and one of the trendiest boutique shopping experiences in Asia Seminyak is a only a 25 minute drive away from Silversand Villa.
Our driver knows all the popular spots, from the incredible beach vibes of Potatohead to the sublime W Retreat & Spa, perennial dining favourite Barbacoa and Motel Mexicola to the coolest clubs on the block Shanghai Baby, Mirror and Woobar. .Visit the Silversand Villa Bali Restaurant & Shopping Guide on our blog and find your favourite spot! Or ask the friendly villa staff for more tips.
BALINESE COOKING CLASS IN TABANAN
Travel through the world of Balinese & Indonesian cooking and learn a beautiful, healthy menu cooked with fresh ingredients, perfect
for any season. Think of gorgeous, delicious, exotic, fragrant, fresh herb flavored dishes with sweet & sour flavors to delight your family and friends. A perfect class to learn how to have a memorable and beautiful party which guaranteed will spice up your Dinner at your home. Silversand Villa guests enjoy a 10% discount and a pick up & return service at Mexx The Cooking School in Tabanan.
The artisan hub of the island, Ubud is the place to head to for a perfect day of shopping, spas and some of the best dining experiences to be found anywhere in the southern hemisphere. Yogabarn is where the yogi crew head to for the best yoga classes on the island whilst Locavore is arguably the island’s hottest dining experience. Mozaic is another firm favourite for foodies and if you’re keen to check out the raw dining scene then Alchemy is a must visit. There’s heaps to see in Ubud and it’s a perfect day out for all the family. Take a stroll around Monkey Forest then round off your day with a traditional Balinese dance. Nightly performances are held at the Royal Palace and Water Palace and shouldn't be missed.
DIRT BIKE TOURS IN TABANAN
Thanks to its dense vegetation and high level of humidity, Tabanan is good to ride all year round. There are a range of tracks to suit all levels of experience, absolute beginners best ride at the beach, intermediates or advance can hit the Tabanan jungle. For more adventures Kintamani offers forrest or black lava rides. We recommend Bali Dirt Bikes for it's great instructors and equipment.